IRC Redux June 5, 2008 4:39 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to take the time to invite everyone informally to #metafilter on slashnet (irc://irc.slashnet.org/metafilter)! Ops for everyone! Please check your steve at the door. That is all.
posted by waraw to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:39 PM (67 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

*generic rant about twitter*
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:47 PM on June 5, 2008


I'd rather sit on a velvet cushion and be fed creamy casseroles by willing maidens.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 4:52 PM on June 5, 2008


What's the diff between IRCle and X-chat Aqua? One better than the other?
posted by iamkimiam at 4:59 PM on June 5, 2008


iamkimiam: err, you pay money for one but not the other, I believe. Both serve the basic function of getting you onto IRC, with minor differences in "advanced" functionality.

If you're on a Mac, note that colloquy is free and gets a lot of love. I personally use Snak but that is shareware.
posted by NucleophilicAttack at 5:02 PM on June 5, 2008


Awesome, thanks for the info!
posted by iamkimiam at 5:07 PM on June 5, 2008


If you're on a Mac, note that colloquy is free

Can I use it with two or more mouth buttons?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:25 PM on June 5, 2008


There's BB, running his mouse again.
posted by waraw at 5:29 PM on June 5, 2008 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: Now with more timesuck.
posted by Artw at 5:39 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like the Internet.
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:51 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


*click*
posted by YoBananaBoy at 5:53 PM on June 5, 2008


I EAT TAPES
posted by loquacious at 6:24 PM on June 5, 2008


What?
posted by Jimbob at 6:49 PM on June 5, 2008


I checked my steve & he turned out to be a troll.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:50 PM on June 5, 2008


When do we get formal invites?
posted by tarheelcoxn at 7:01 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


I cancelled my subscription to the Internet.
posted by lukemeister at 7:05 PM on June 5, 2008


Is this something I'd need the Internet to understand?
posted by rtha at 7:29 PM on June 5, 2008


Is this any different than #mefi?
posted by cellphone at 7:35 PM on June 5, 2008


fewer jerks, hopefully.
posted by waraw at 7:40 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh you poor thing, someone made fun of you on the internet!
posted by cellphone at 7:40 PM on June 5, 2008 [5 favorites]


Is this any different than #mefi?

I'm told that #mefi is the Hillary Clinton of mefi-related IRC channels.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 7:55 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


#mefi is the death ramp / russian cave of mefi-related irc channels, iirc
posted by duckstab at 7:57 PM on June 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


in irc #mefi /me's you.
posted by Stynxno at 7:58 PM on June 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


steve-@-door?
posted by Eideteker at 8:07 PM on June 5, 2008


Standardized containerization has pretty much made that position redundant, Eideteker.
posted by mumkin at 8:15 PM on June 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ah, this was all fun and games until stynxno decided to be a fucking douche.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:29 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


To clarify:

* stynxno sets mode: -o capn
* stynxno sets mode: -o cortex
* stynxno sets mode: -o dnab
* stynxno sets mode: -o enn
* stynxno sets mode: -o grandma
* stynxno sets mode: -o iamabot
* stynxno sets mode: -o iolizard
???????????????????/
* stynxno sets mode: -o spiderskull
* stynxno sets mode: -o Taffy
it's easier to do it all at once
* stynxno sets mode: -o tarheelcoxn
* stynxno sets mode: -o TooMuchPete
* stynxno sets mode: +b *!*@*
* stynxno sets mode: +m

posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:31 PM on June 5, 2008


YOU JUST GOT STYNXNOD
posted by cellphone at 8:32 PM on June 5, 2008


Remember kids, always practice safe IRCing.
posted by Jimbob at 8:32 PM on June 5, 2008


/me sighs
posted by tarheelcoxn at 8:33 PM on June 5, 2008


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posted by brownpau at 8:36 PM on June 5, 2008 [8 favorites]


Well, that was a waste of time.

This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by spiderskull at 8:38 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


No, stupid fucking douchelords like stynxno are why we can't have nice things.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:39 PM on June 5, 2008 [19 favorites]


Probably shouldn't op everyone in a channel if you don't want it to get fucked with, to be honest.
posted by cellphone at 8:41 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


1997 JUST CALLED
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:47 PM on June 5, 2008


#mefi is the #mefi of #mefi, and I don't mean that in the nice way.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:52 PM on June 5, 2008 [3 favorites]


This is why everyone doesn't get ops in bunnies. Not even Cortex.

/runs away quickly
posted by SassHat at 8:53 PM on June 5, 2008


Yeah, cellphone, but I suspect there was a hope--vain though it might be--that MetaFiltrates would be a bit more grownup than your average 12 year old IRC asshat.

Alas, no. Fuck you, stynxno.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:56 PM on June 5, 2008


Meanwhile, the channel is still up and running, if people want to join and can deal with the HORROR of not having ops.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:58 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


dnab, you should post a bitter, whiny meta about being mistreated in the official irc channel. as i recall, mathowie loves that.
posted by quonsar at 8:59 PM on June 5, 2008 [4 favorites]


TPS.. problem is the "* stynxno sets mode: +b *!*@*". That bans everyone. I don't give a fig about ops.

quonsar, you used to be funny.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:01 PM on June 5, 2008


Well, everybody is in the channel now, so.... I guess the problem is fixed?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:01 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Who deleted by dnab placeholder ban?
posted by Dreamghost at 9:05 PM on June 5, 2008


IRC is to Metatalk as Metatalk is to cucumber sandwiches and tea, honestly. dnab, I dig that you're annoyed at the bullshit move (and yeah, Stynxno, it hasn't put a dent in my evening or anything but it remains exactly that), but this is so incredibly low stakes that it's probably better to just shrug and let it go.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:06 PM on June 5, 2008


my* T_T
posted by Dreamghost at 9:06 PM on June 5, 2008


Uhh.. it seemed this was the place to point out the douchitude of stynxno's behaviour.

And Dreamghost? Eat my shitty asshole.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:18 PM on June 5, 2008


quonsar, you used to be funny.

that's what they tell me.
posted by quonsar at 9:19 PM on June 5, 2008


I'm pretty sure quonsar rolls with the Essenes, so he's just fine by my reckoning.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:23 PM on June 5, 2008


Bird AIDS.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:39 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


hehe he said suck cum
posted by 29 at 9:40 PM on June 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


Whoa.

That was seriously, seriously so far beyond the pale of what is acceptable. I mean.. wow.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:44 PM on June 5, 2008


You'd think it'd be easier to crash a random irc channel and yell at each other than post here and click refresh constantly.
posted by iamabot at 9:44 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


As much as #mefi sucks, it kinda beat this young little upstart by a few years. I'm not trying to sound like a d-bag or anything, but what would be the point of another channel on the same server (or any other server) dedicated to MeatLifter? The majority of MeatLifter's elite intellects are already idling in #mefi. Deal with it, join #mefi, and stop crying.
posted by 29 at 9:49 PM on June 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


What the fuck, DG. Take the day off. Jesus.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:52 PM on June 5, 2008


I tried #mefi once. I dunno if I could really articulate what attracts me to MeFi and Mefites, but I'm pretty sure racist and homophobic jokes aren't it.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:54 PM on June 5, 2008


(just to clarify, my comment about being 'beyond the pale' refers to a deleted comment, not comments by quonsar, Burhanistan, TPS, or 29)
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:55 PM on June 5, 2008


I dunno if I could really articulate what attracts me to MeFi and Mefites, but I'm pretty sure racist and homophobic jokes aren't it.

It could be a sense of irony and absurdism that attracts you to MeFi, leading you to misinterpret the banter in IRC.
posted by Jimbob at 9:57 PM on June 5, 2008 [2 favorites]


No way in hell am I even stepping foot in that channel. From the comments here it sounds like the same old #mefi bullshit.
posted by puke & cry at 10:02 PM on June 5, 2008


Actually, P&C, it was lots of fun, until someone fucked it all up.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:03 PM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dreamghost's comment seemed like an appropriate retort for being told to "eat [a] shitty asshole" to me.

Don't act like your monocle just popped out when you're already elbow deep in the mudslinging.
posted by moift at 10:04 PM on June 5, 2008 [8 favorites]


The other channel isn't bad really, but that's probably because there's an oper sitting it it at the moment.
posted by iamabot at 10:05 PM on June 5, 2008


It could be a sense of irony and absurdism that attracts you to MeFi, leading you to misinterpret the banter in IRC.

Banter, irony, absurdism, or whatever, I don't really want to hang out in circles where that kind of thing has a lot of currency and it's not at all what I'd expect from MeFi.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:06 PM on June 5, 2008


moift...

No, you know what? Never mind. If you don't understand the difference, there's not a lot of point in explaining it to you. Good day.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:06 PM on June 5, 2008


Also, I think this thread is getting kinda out of hand.
posted by puke & cry at 10:06 PM on June 5, 2008


I'm just going to go ahead and admit it: I completely don't understand what is going on here.
posted by kosem at 10:09 PM on June 5, 2008 [6 favorites]


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posted by maxwelton at 10:12 PM on June 5, 2008 [3 favorites]


Overflow (like when the toilet gets clogged).
posted by IronLizard at 10:13 PM on June 5, 2008


Well this is pretty much turning into a shitheap. Thanks, guys.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:16 PM on June 5, 2008


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